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by philiprmcgovern
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Good to know, Terry. You will definitely be on our list. The time we spent in the Caribbean has really turned us against wanting to be in cold places. My dream is to wander around out West, but your place would only be a slight detour. Stay tuned....

Phil
by philiprmcgovern
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Ha! No problemo. We'll get a cammy one and your neighbors won't be able to see it.
by philiprmcgovern
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Thanks, Terry. We hope so as well. We may end up back on the water at some point, but the RV plan is looking like a better prospect right now. Let's do stay in touch.

Phil

PS: How big is your driveway? lol
by philiprmcgovern
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Thank you, Midori!

For us, the saddest thing about losing our boat is that we will also, most likely, lose our connections with so many wonderful people -- like the two of you.

All the best!

Phil
by philiprmcgovern
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Absolutely, the USCG was amazing. It was a joy to meet and watch an extremely dedicated and competent group of men and women on that cutter. Their living conditions were spartan at best and they all had multiple jobs to do and -- except for the towing part -- did them very well with no bitching or w...
by philiprmcgovern
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

I wouldn't call it an order. They offered to tow us and we accepted, not expecting for our boat to be sunk. If we could have a do-over, our answer would be very different.

Phil
by philiprmcgovern
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

I couldn't agree more, Terry. The captain of the cutter had posted 24 hour watches just to watch our boat during the tow along with super bright floodlights so they could see it at night. We mentioned our concerns to the watchstander (who looked to be about 12 years old, by the way) and he said, &qu...
by philiprmcgovern
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Thanks for the kind words.
by philiprmcgovern
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Re: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

Thanks, Chicagocat. Yes, we're fine. Our hearts are broken, but our spirit
is just bent a little. She was a great boat that brought us a lot of joy over the past seven years. It was a real shame.

Phil
by philiprmcgovern
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Sunshine was sunk by the US Coast Guard

I have some sad news to share with the group. A couple of weeks ago, our boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cuba as we were sailing back to Florida from Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Margaret, who had been writing a weekly column about our sailing adventures for the local newspaper here in Ind...
by philiprmcgovern
Thu May 29, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Heading back to the US of A
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Heading back to the US of A

Sam: I may have spoken too soon. We left yesterday morning, went about 20 miles, turned around and were back on Isla by 9:00 last night. Both en gines crapped out, the captain got super seasick and we decided we weren't having fun, so we tucked our hulls between our legs and came back. On the way ba...
by philiprmcgovern
Tue May 27, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Heading back to the US of A
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Heading back to the US of A

Will do. It should be 7 to 10 days from now.
by philiprmcgovern
Tue May 27, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Heading back to the US of A
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Heading back to the US of A

I thought that might be the case. Do you ever come back to Melbourne? We'd like to see you guys.
by philiprmcgovern
Tue May 27, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Heading back to the US of A
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Heading back to the US of A

Thanks, Sam. We'll let you know when we're in the neighborhood.

Phil
by philiprmcgovern
Mon May 26, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Heading back to the US of A
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Heading back to the US of A

Ahoy, Sam and Gang: In the morning s/v Sunshine will set sail from Isla Mujeres bound for Key West and, then, on up to Westland Marina at Titusville. Margaret and I have had a great three years in Central America but, now, it's time for some serious clean up, paint up, fix up at Westland's boatyard....

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